reply to post by mOjOm
On hypocrisy Taken from: www.jesus-is-savior.com...
What is a hypocrite? "Someone who views another person as being a bigger sinner than them self".
Just because we are Christians we are not immune to the corruptions that plague humanity as a result of our fallen condition. It is an argument that
is the most obvious attack on everything that IS Christ's teachings. Sadly your thread reflects the fact that humans are inconsistent, filled with
criticisms, hypocrites and have narcissistic ulterior hidden motives.
These attacks are largely based on hurting one another in order to inflate one's own inferiority due to the countless unresolved insecurities and
short comings that flood people's actions and make for easy targeting. It is a daily personal battle to counter our inherited fallen state in all it's
flaws that reflects all too well our sinful personal battles in the world of 'ego'.
This along with every sin known to man is the very reason why the Son of G-d came as a Bridge for our salvation and for 'the' work in a purifying
through us that can be performed only after we allow HIM into our hearts and lives. It is precisely because we are fallen and live in that fallen
state in our minds, feelings and souls. The spirit within us is yet to be born and can only do so through Christ's working resurrection in us. Just
because we verbally profess to be Christians doesn't mean we are instantly changed into a 'new version' without still having to be purged which is
through our surrendering on a daily basis. There are no quick fixes here and becoming Christian does not provide one with an instant 'make' over that
doesn't come with time, suffering, blood, sweat and tears.
It is all about being spiritually convicted in order to be refined with a genuine desire for truth regardless of your hearts desire in it's rebellious
adherence and denial. Conviction is the power of the Holy Spirit working within us.
The evidence for the the fallen nature of mankind is the one thing that we cannot evade seeing not just in ourselves but in each other. The world
around us is testimony of that fact. Pointing the finger will not eradicate the very condition that plagues us and keeps us in the bondage that we
require to be emancipated from.
It is impossible to believe that we can accomplish this on our own considering our self-serving natures that seek to constantly deny the truth whether
in Christianity or in those that cling to denial of all our inner convictions.
The Word of G-d convicts us of what we already know and feel whether we admit or deny this in silence or a loud echo. This 'knowing' is a resounding
acknowledgement that is deeply lodged within our hearts and souls in a spiritual pricking that serves as a reminder to our 'consciousness' in the
things we know are 'sins', 'abominations', rebellions, corruptions and the wide condition of that nature in a corruption and exploitation. Time has a
way of excavating the Truth out of us especially because death greets us all in a place where there are no escapes.
Better to do so when you can alter the course of your eternity. I am an advocate of the Book of Life and I would like to believe we all want to see
everyone's name written therein. We can do all the finger pointing we want but ultimately it is the message of Salvation that is conveyed in a
How the message of salvation is transported whether done in the nature of our own sins or in and through the divine Love should not ever be the focus.
If it leads towards an inner conviction that directs us towards the knowledge of the truth in our unshackling then how that message is conveyed should
not be what is relevant here but rather the very message to our real freedom.
Revelation 20:11-15 (Complete Jewish Bible) 11 Next I saw a great white throne and the One sitting on it. Earth and heaven fled from
his presence, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, both great and small, standing in front of the throne. Books were opened; and
another book was opened, the Book of Life; and the dead were judged from what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 13 The sea
gave up the dead in it; and Death and Sh'ol gave up the dead in them; and they were judged, each according to what he had done. 14 Then Death and
Sh'ol were hurled into the lake of fire. This is the second death-the lake of fire. 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life was
hurled into the lake of fire.
Romans 2:1-5 (Complete Jewish Bible)
1 Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, passing judgment; for when you judge someone else, you are passing judgment against yourself; since
you who are judging do the same things he does. 2 We know that God's judgment lands impartially on those who do such things; 3 do you think that you,
a mere man passing judgment on others who do such things, yet doing them yourself, will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or perhaps you despise the
riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience; because you don't realize that God's kindness is intended to lead you to turn from your sins. 5 But
by your stubbornness, by your unrepentant heart, you are storing up anger for yourself on the Day of Anger, when God's righteous judgment will be
1 John 2:9 ESV
Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.
Romans 2:3 ESV
Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?
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